Originally Posted by 2kanzam
Hmmm...mine (version 5.4.1) does not have a "table input" option as I checked before my very first post because I was gonna give him a link to it.
DNRgarmin is a very handy program to convert between formats (shapefiles, kmz/kml/, txt, and .dbf)
Maybe I am working on an old version??
Edit: I guess you could create a .dbf using "dbfcreator" or some other download to convert an .xls...then convert the newly created dbf in DNRgarmin to gpx?
Just ran a test in the parking lot and my method worked. I'll describe it shortly...
I'm running version 22.214.171.124.
I just copied and pasted several coordinates in my parking lot from google earth into MS Excel, saved it as GPS Test.txt (choose a tab deliminated text file)
open DNR, then under the file tab go to load from
, then to from file
. That opens a dialog window navigate to where ever you saved your file, then go to the bottom right of the box and click the pull down menu, find text file (tab-deliminated)(*.text)
so the program knows what type to look for and find your file. That will import the table into DNR.
Next go to the Edit
tab, then down to Convert Table To
and click on waypoints
Lastly go back to the File
tab, then to save to
which will open a dialog box, go down to the Save as type
pull down and pick your type (I used GPX for my Garmin Montana), name it and your nearly done, you just need to transfer that waypoint file to your GPS, however that works for you...
I hope that works for you all!
For the OP, now the hard part becomes how to populate the table! If you can make a kmz on google earth with all the locations you'd like, I can export them out of Arcmap as a table... There are other ways, but barring finding a table already created this is how I'd probably do it (though I'd just create it in Arcmap, but that's a spendy program...)
I've been contemplating this trip too, though I'd probably do it in a jet boat pre-memorial day or during duck season...